Nick and Lucas are multi-disciplinary, creative designers who recently set up their architecture studio at ADX. Propel Studio is a “community oriented architecture, design, and development studio looking to work with creative, inspiring people and organizations” (Propel Studio). Lucas and Nick operate their business on the triple bottom line – environment, economics, and people.
Lucas and Nick have already become integral parts of our community here at ADX. Not only have they collaborated with the ADX Fabrication and Education Departments, contributing their design expertise to an interactive education wall for local students, but Lucas’s artwork will also be displayed in our upcoming First Friday Member Show.
Lucas Gray, AIA, LEED BD+C
Lucas brings passion for design excellence and years of international work experience designing projects in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and North America. His innovative, competition-winning design ideas blend sustainable building strategies and timeless architectural forms with a particular focus on materiality and manipulating daylight. He brings expertise working with diverse communities throughout the world, offering his services to community groups and nonprofits to create positive change through architecture. Lucas’s experience with marketing, communication and social media offers a unique skill set to their studio, helping him communicate their ideas with clients and the public. Lucas has a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon and is a LEED-accredited professional.
Nick Mira, AIA, LEED BD+C
Nick believes in providing excellent service to clients and brings a dedication to design exploration to each and every project. He is an Oregon-licensed architect with over 10 years experience working on technically challenging projects across the United States and internationally. His portfolio consists of high-performance buildings for offices, research, healthcare, commercial, mixed-use and residential. Nick’s leadership and technical abilities allow him to guide their practice through the complexities of any project with a focus on sustainable design strategies and an acute attention to detail. Nick facilitates a collaborative approach to design through interactive visualization and Building Information Modeling. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, is a LEED-accredited professional and is an active explorer in his design studio.
Propel Studio was founded with the idea that we could give back to our community by providing creative solutions to the built environment. We believe in creating socially responsible architecture that improves the places we live, work, and play. With each project our studio explores the intricacies of the program, the unique aspects of each site, and the local climate to develop a strong concept that we follow through the project’s completion. We work at all scales, from small pavilions and homes, to neighborhood planning and commercial developments (Propel Studio).
We work in a collaborative environment where we share ideas, challenge our preconceptions, and push our designs to be innovative and responsive (Propel Studio).